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[Pics] Janelle Monae Says the Secret to Her Incredible Style Is that She Doesn’t Dress for Boys

Avatar • Dec 19, 2016

To Janelle Monae, the secret to flawless style is simple… stop dressing for boys.

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Monae famously stuck to tuxedos in the early years of her career as an homage to her parents, who worked in the service industry and wore uniforms.

When I started my musical career I was a maid, I used to clean houses. My parents–my mother was a proud janitor, my step-father who raised me like his very own worked at the post office and my father was a trash man. They all wore uniforms. And that’s why I stand here today in my black and white and I wear my uniform to honor them…”

In recent years, Monae has branched out from her trademark tuxes (although she sticks to a black, white and red motif) and become one of the most creatively stylish women in entertainment. This is just a sampling of the slayage she has delivered while on the press tour for Moonlight and Hidden Figures.

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Rock on Janelle!

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TWA4now
TWA4now
3 years ago

She ROCKS! AWESOME!!!

Kinsmankid
Kinsmankid
3 years ago

So stylish!

Susie Dean
Susie Dean
3 years ago

Often duplicated, imitated! The original Janelle( my daughters middle name) M.

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